Following-up from earlier, "Donald Trump Lashes Out at Iowa Voters and Media."
At the Washington Post, "In a return to New Hampshire, Donald Trump returns to form":
Donald Trump seems to be back to his old self in New Hampshire tonight. He has the stage all to himself and has much more energy.— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
On foreign policy issues, Donald Trump says: "Wouldn't you rather to have Trump as president?"— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
Number of times tonight Donald Trump has promised to "beat the shit" out of Islamic State terrorists: Two.— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump accuses Ted Cruz's campaign of telling Iowa voters that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race -- which has yet to happen.— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump takes a break from talking about campaign spending to point at reporters, glare and say: "Dishonest people!"— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump shout-out to Ann Coulter: "Where is our Ann? Where is our Ann? ... Stand up, Ann. Oh, she is standing up."— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
After a weekend of back-to-back rallies that were barely 40 minutes long each,Trump filled a full 55 minutes in New Hampshire tonight.— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 3, 2016
MILFORD, N.H. — Donald Trump returned to New Hampshire on Tuesday night with the stakes as high as ever for his presidential campaign, determined to showcase his political resilience after his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and rouse his supporters with a rally that was a raucous return to form.More.
There was swagger, curses and confidence, and thousands of people packed into an athletic center, all bundled up in winter coats and many toting signs.
Speaking for more than 55 minutes, Trump revived the talking points that have defined his campaign: He slammed former Florida governor Jeb Bush. He promised to crack down on illegal immigration, build a wall on the border and bring back jobs from overseas. He criticized career politicians and accused them of selling their influence.
And the crowd roared when he cursed as he pledged to aggressively target Islamic State terrorists. "If we are attacked, somebody attacks us, wouldn't you rather have Trump as president if we're attacked?" he asked. "We'll beat the [expletive] out of them."
But first came a little reflection — and a few digs at the pundits who have described the Iowa victory by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as a humbling and disappointing moment for the mogul...